[+] The Inaugural Lecture of the Centre for the Study of Theory & Criticism 2011-2012 Speaker Series, Wednesday September 21 2011: Bernard Stiegler, 'About Attentional Forms' (7:OO pm, Conron Hall, 224 University College, University of Western Ontario, London Ontario Canada). Apologies for the echo at the beginning (during the intro) and for the generally poor sound-quality -- Conron Hall turned out to be a veritable audiophage! [+] http://uwo.ca/theory/News/Stiegler%20poster.jpg... Topics: Bernard Stiegler, About Attentional Forms, Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, 2011-2012...
Alberto Toscano: "Fanaticism, Crisis and the Forms of Politics" (May 23, 2014) "Alberto Toscano is Reader in Critical Theory at the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of 'Fanaticism' 'The Theatre of Production' (2006) and the forthcoming âCartographies of the Absolute,(co-authored with Jeff Kinkle). He has translated numerous works by Alain Badiou, Antonio Negri and others. He edits The Italian List for Seagull Books and is a member of... Topics: Alberto Toscano, Fanaticism, Crisis and the Forms of Politics, Bogazici University talk
All tracks are written counting upon complex rhythms and breaks. Thus there is a melody more often. It psychedelic is quiet and envelops a body soft, but frequently a cold shade. In some compositions the metaphysical synthesizer of analog modeling is used. In this case the melody is not traced more often, and the accent is done on experiments with a resonance, cutoff or pitch. Basic purpose ShtiFt to achieve harmonious mixture of outside-mechanical sounds with intricate rhythms. Bats accept the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: IDM, experimental, glitch, mp3
Cathy Cohen gives a talk entitled "Race and Queer Theory in the Age of Obama", June 12, 2012, at ICI Berlin Video at http://www.ici-berlin.org/publications/docu/cohen/ The talk explores how changes in our understanding of the racialized state, as experienced in the United States in the era of President Obama for example, inform both queer theory and queer politics. Using the examples of the campaign against bullying and the struggle for same-sex marriage in the United States, I... Topics: cathy cohen, queer theory, race, queer, gender, sexuality, marriage, LGBT
The theme of the conference was "Building an Anarchist Archaeology" "The label âradical archaeologistâ carries both theoretical and practical implications. As people who wear the label proudly, we share a commitment to engage with ideas that are often considered anti-establishment, marginal, or confrontational. Moreover, we embrace a political commitment to act against entrenched systems of oppression, such as racism, sexism and discrimination; and on a larger scale all forms... Topics: anarchism, radical, archaeology, anarchy, anthropology, civilization, indigenous, activism
THE MASS PSYCHOLOGY OF CAPITALIST DEMOCRACY The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche described all history as a “gruesome dominion of nonsense and accident,” and regarded political democracy as only “the nonsense of the ‘greatest number.’” Perhaps he was right. Yet, throughout much of the 19th and 20th centuries, Leftists had assumed that democracy made radical social transformation a near inevitability. The great majority, they thought, would surely pursue their own interest in social... Topic: Chris Cutrone
Keynote presentation given by Nick Dyer-Witheford at the "State of Things: Toward a Political Economy of Artifice and Artefacts" conference held at the University of Leicester April 29th - May 1st, 2009 (more information here: http://www.le.ac.uk/ulsm/research/cppe/state.html - and see description below). Dyer-Witheford is presenting on his book "Games of Empire: Global Capitalism & Video Games," written with Greig de Peuter, which was released in winter 2009 (more... Topics: Dyer-Witheford, cognitive capitalism, autonomism, video games
Theodor W. Adorno's writings comprise an attempted recovery of Marx for a dialectic of 20th century social and cultural forms. Through immanent critique of modern aesthetic, philosophical, political and psychological forms of social subjectivity and its antinomies, contradictions and discontents, including those of ostensible Marxism, the thought figures of Adorno's essays are modeled after and attempt to elaborate Marx's self-reflexive critique of the subjectivity of the commodity form.... Topics: Adorno, Marxism, Christopher Cutrone, Lenin, Walter Benjamin
Workshop with Miguel Espada and Juan Santa Cruz, Spain This workshop is aimed at professional and amateur photographers who have good basic photography skills and an interest for avant-garde expression forms of cinematography. During the six days workshop under the guidance of the young artistic team of Miguel Espada and Juan Santa Cruz (espadaysantacruz studio), awards both in cinematography and photography, professors of philosophy, visual arts, informatics, mathematics in the most... Topics: Cinematography, Photography
Somewhat to my astonishment, people have been downloading both the audio files to Volume 1 of this "Piano Illiterature" & the explanatory notes. BUT ONLY TO VOLUME 1! Why?! Hey, people! Volume 2's "Interpretive Duncing" is one of the best things I've ever done! Anyway, because people have discovered this material, I've decided to write this brief intro & to finally add the descriptions of the last 3 pieces after "Bogus Piano Concerto". SO, why do I call... Topic: Low Classical Usic
A panel discussion organized by the Platypus Affiliated Society on February 7th, 2013 at New York University. “Let us not deceive ourselves,” Victor Hugo once advised, in his iconic Hunchback of Notre Dame. “Architecture is dead, and will never come to life again; it is destroyed by the power of the printed book.” Both as a discipline and a profession, architecture lagged behind the other applied arts. Even when measures toward modernization were finally instituted, many of the most... Topics: platypus, platypus affiliated society, modernism, architecture, Peter Eisenman, Reinhold Martin,...
The Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS) has altered conceptions of the international socio-political environment on the left, and has accordingly sent shock-waves throughout the realm of art and culture. In solidarity with OWS, artists took their work to the streets, creating on-site carnivalesque performances as forms of protest. Artists globally designed posters and logos to collectively construct the aesthetic appeal of the movement, and more significantly, diverse groups of artists organized... Topics: platypus, left, marxism, socialism, communism, anarchism, art, occupy, occupy wall street
You can hear the Q and A after this talk here: https://archive.org/details/PattyMarkGuyScottonQAndA This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can listen to other talks from the conference here: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of... Topics: animal agnotology, speciesism
University of Chicago Please join us for a moderated panel discussion on Marxism and Anarchism, with: Christopher P. (Anarcho-Syndicalist Review) Michael Staudenmaier (author, Truth and Revolution) Mel Rothenberg (Chicago Political Economy Group) Jamie Theophilos (local activist) Panel Description: It seems that there are still only two radical ideologies: Anarchism and Marxism. They emerged out of the same crucible — the Industrial Revolution, the unsuccessful revolutions of 1848 and... Topic: Marxism
01/09/10 Subscriber Special: Whitley Strieber's Childhood Tragedy Whitley Strieber writes, "For years, I have grappled with strange memories from early childhood that suggested involvement in some sort of abusive program. But I was never sure what these memories meant, until, in December of 2009, I received corroboration that has shocked me deeply." Listen as Whitley details his memories, and also discusses just why it is that he feels that organizations like the False Memory Syndrome... Topics: Whitley Strieber, Dreamland, alien abduction, UFOs, conspiracy, mind control, MK-Ultra, new world...
Godâs Testimony: The Inimitability & Divine Authorship of the Qurâan Share Button Godâs Testimony The inimitability and Divine authorship of the Qurâan (for Non-Arabs or non-experts of the Arabic language) By Hamza Andreas Tzortzis http://www.hamzatzortzis.com/2191/gods-testimony-the-inimitability-divine-authorship-of-the-quran/ Most of what we know is based on the say so of others. This holds true for facts that we would never deny. For many of us these truths include the existence of... Topics: quran, koran, islam, muslim, truth, miracle, science, happiness, peace, blessings
In this week's episode, we learn about Plato's "Symposium", which you might think of as philosophy's version of fan fiction. We also learn about Plato's "Theory of Forms" and ask ourselves what makes a tree, well, a tree. This leads to discussion of Plato's famous "Allegory of the Cave" and calls into question whether or not everything we see is merely a shadow of its true self. Finally, we learn about Plato's views on society and government and why he thought... Topics: Plato, Works & Philosophy, Stephen West, History, Philosophy, Epistemology, Society, Culture,...
The gang, along with guest contributor Eddie Thompson, discuss the weekend actuals, face another fan inflicted "Stump Steven" challenge, and chew the fat on the topic of films caught up in various forms of development hell. Topics: the coneheads theory, movies, film, development hell
Reconstructionist Radio War Room Production Axe to The Root Episode 8 www.reconstructionistradio.com The Anti-Covenantal Nature of Racism Covenantal thinking always returns the Christian man to the fundamental unit of all government – the individual. As we have seen before, collectivism is not simply a social or political theory; it is a self-conscious war against God’s fundamental level of government, self-government. And racism in all its forms – ideological, practical, institutional,... Topic: War Room Podcast by Reconstructionist Radio
Belly dance is a western term for a traditional Arab dance known as a dance of country or folk dance. It is also referred to as Middle Eastern dance. Native to the Middle east and now popular worldwide belly dance takes many different regional forms both in costume and dance style, indicating that distictive dance moves may have been transported to those regions and incorporated with local dance styles. As with any dance of folkloric origin, the roots of belly dance are uncertain. One theory... Topics: belly dance, Zanzibar Studio, Chattanooga
Notes on Temporality Miguel Vatter: Reification and temporality: What does it mean to have class consciousness today? Abstract: After falling out of favor in the late 1970s, the concept of reification has made a notable comeback in recent leftist theory: Axel Honneth has tried to save the validity of this category for social theory in his 2005 book (Verdinglichung) and Giorgio Agamben has proposed a theory of reification and fetishism (which he calls 'profanation') as fundamental to understand... Topics: HMNY2011, Historical Materialism, Conference, Marxism, Miguel Vatter, Massimiliano Tomba, Antonio...
This event entitled "Radical ideology today: Marxism and Anarchism" took place in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki at 17th of December 2013. It was organized by the greek chapter of Platypus Affiliated Society. Here follows the description and the questions we addressed to the speakers: Radical Ideology Today: Marxism and Anarchism PANEL DESCRIPTION: It seems that there are still only two radical ideologies: Anarchism and Marxism. They emerged out of the same crucible - the... Topics: marxism, anarchism, political theory, radical, ideology, politics, Platypus
Platypus Affiliated Society Sixth Annual International Convention 5-6 April 2014 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Saturday, April 5, 2014 Dimitrios Roussopoulos (Transnational Institute of Social Ecology) Tarek Shalaby (Revolutionary Socialists (Egypt)) Joshua Stephens (Institute for Anarchist Studies) Description: It seems that there are still only two radical ideologies: Anarchism and Marxism. They emerged out of the same crucible - the Industrial Revolution, the unsuccessful... Topics: Platypus, Marxism, anarchism, Institute for Anarchist Studies, Bakunin, Kropotkin, Zapatista
Presentations on various forms of art in struggle and resistance movements. Includes presentations by Oxana Timofeeva (Break the vicious circle: contemporary art between religion and politics), Marina Vishmidt & Anthony Iles (The Creative-Destructive Character: Art and Labour in Terms of Communisation), Olive McKeon (How to Dance a Riot: On the Aesthetics of Struggle), and Stuart Smithers (Zones of Insurrection: The Subversive Hegemon, Transgression, Transcendence and the Public Space),... Topics: HMNY2011, Historical Materialism, Conference, Marxism, Oxana Timofeeva, Marina Vishmidt, Anthony...
"Deity meditation is perhaps the least understood of all practices within Tibetan Buddhism. Yet the use of visualized images in mental and spiritual development forms the heart of this practice. For over a thousand years monks, nuns, and mountain yogins have developed and perfected this unique style of meditation. Recently many exiled Tibetan masters have been actively teaching in Western countries. These teachers have very generously shared their contemplative knowledge and... Topics: MAHAMUDRA, VIPASSANA, SAMATHA, MEDITATION, BUDDHISM, BUDDHIST CLASSIC, VIPASSANA, SAMATHA,...
Panellists: John Sinha, Occupy London Activist and member of SWP Tony Wood, Anarchist Bookfair organiser Iain McKay, author of An Anarchist FAQ Dan Morley, Socialist Appeal (International Marxist Tendency) Mark Osborne, (Alliance for Worker's Liberty) Moderator: Lucy Parker This is part of an international series of panels organized by the Platypus Affiliated Society. For previous panels in this series please see: platypus1917.org/marxism-and-anarchism Panel Description It seems that there are... Topics: Anarchism, Marxism, Platypus Affiliated Society
This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here: http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species: http://www.freedomofspecies.org/ Below is further information about the talk... Topics: sociology, animals, violence
http://ccmixter.org/thread/3900 Remix Blue Wave Theory, Submit Your Own Samples & Pells We’re excited to announce our new remix event - Ride the Wave. Mixters have the incredible opportunity to remix the prog-rock-surf-band Blue Wave Theory . These musicians have contributed extensive stems for four tracks to ccMixter. All stems were played live. Mixters are encouraged to remix Blue Wave Theory and also contribute original pells and samples for others to remix along a theme of... Topics: stellar, art, wars, kara, square, jeffspeed68, surfing, edm, saw, noisettes, klf, party, andy w,...
Author and researcher Michael Cremo discussed evidence for extreme human antiquity and also presented his thesis that human life has devolved from a higher state. Ancient Sanskrit from India speaks of prior human civilizations dating back much further than current science supposes. Cremo has sought physical evidence to bear this out, among which is the pictured round hematite objects with parallel grooves that have been dated to 2 billion years ago. Found in a mine in South Africa, the 1-2 inch... Topics: Michael Cremo, tsarion, icke
Return of the ... 5th International 0:30 Welcome to the show Walton is away again I am back in Mexico Coordinate group with the Music Manumit 1:47 Book Deal We are partners with Powells Books Allies Across the Border United Electrical Workers organized a sit-in 5:18 Tech Update My laptop got the white screen of death Good support from System76 Will be doing a Statusnet install with a member of Mayfirst 8:14 Part two of the Interview Peter Waterman explains his background Interest in... Topics: union, opensource, labor movement, social movement, solidarity
After visiting Mars, where next? Welcome to Hollingsville: the new twelve-part series from writer Ken Hollings. A Worldâs Fair of the airwaves, the shows focuses each week on a different aspect of our historical relationship with technology. From machines to monsters, spaces to dreams, this Radio Expo offers an unscripted tour through the chosen theme, utilising voices and sounds from special guests and presented by Ken Hollings with his usual idiosyncratic flair. This week: "McLuhanâs... Topics: ResonanceFM, KenHollings, HollingsvilleEp2
song on acoustic guitar. recorded on iPhone. Lyrics: I want it to be known / that on my tombstone / it should read: she did some thing / then she died with no savings Tragedy and comedy / both just shells for all to see / what's beneath either mask / perfect forms or something cracked Pointless thoughts on paper / pointless thoughts vibrate the air / pointless thoughts bounce in my head / pointless thoughts I go to bed Topics: music, acoustic guitar, plato, theory of forms
In this video, I share my reflections on the experience of being taken to merge with the light/god, while on board with the Teal'hia and Tall Aliens (from Andromeda XI). This experience has many parallels with the Near Death Experience and is what would be considered by some to be a Near Death Like Experience. This is the low resolution version of the video. I opted against a high resolution upload, given the last one took 25 hours. Maybe later I'll upload the better version. This video... Topics: NDE, Near Death Experience, Bright Garlick, ETs, aliens, god, alien disclosure
On Interpretation is the second text from Aristotle's Organon and is among the earliest surviving philosophical works in the Western tradition to deal with the relationship between language and logic in a comprehensive, explicit, and formal way. The work is usually known by its Latin title. The work begins by analyzing simple categoric propositions, and draws a series of basic conclusions on the routine issues of classifying and defining basic linguistic forms, such as simple terms and... Topics: Aristotle, Logic, organon, interpretation, linguistics
Join Caity and Dan for one of our more hardcore libertarian/anarchist podcasts, we start by complaining about their internet going down for a few days in the Greening Out household then get on to how bad customer service can be very frustrating and can lead to some people thinking that certain industries would work better if they were nationalised. We talk about why nationalisation doesn't work, how the government has no incentive to give any kind of customer service, people talking... Topics: greening out, podcast, Dan Greene, Caity Greene, libertarian, anarchism, Scottish, UK
A moderated panel discussion on radical ideologies today hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society. Sponsored by: Concordia Co-op Bookstore, Étudiant-e-s socialistes UQAM and Alternative socialiste Panelists: // Julien Daigneault (Alternative socialiste, Étudiant-e-s socialistes UQAM) // Catherine Janvier (Revolutionary Communist Party / Parti communiste révolutionnaire) // William Roberts (Political Science, McGill) // Dimitrios Roussopoulos (Transnational Institute of... Topics: Marxism, anarchism, socialism, social ecology
Marxism and Anarchism : Radical Ideologies Today a moderated panel discussion Archibald Room, University of King's College Saturday, 1 February 2:00pm - 4:00pm Hosted by Dalhousie-King's Platypus Sponsored by the King's Student Union and Dalhousie Student Union Panelists: Eva Curry - Stand Christoph Lichtenberg - International Bolshevik Tendency Chris Parsons - student activist Alex Khasnabish - The Radical Imagination Project , Mount Saint Vincent University... Topics: October Revolution, student politics, Zapatista, Kropotkin, Lenin